Google details its latest big Android feature drop

Google details its latest big Android feature drop

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Google Photos’ representation blur diagnostic connected Android volition soon beryllium capable to blur backgrounds successful a wider scope of photos, including pictures of pets, food, and — my idiosyncratic favourite — plants. It’s 1 of a big of updates coming to Google’s apps and services connected Android, which besides includes tweaks to Google TV, a caller surface clip widget, and wider deployment of a Gboard diagnostic that helps amended your grammar.

Google Photos has antecedently been capable to blur the inheritance successful photos of people. But with this update, Pixel owners and Google One subscribers volition beryllium capable to usage it connected much subjects. Portrait blur tin besides beryllium applied to existing photos arsenic a post-processing effect.

The grammar checker successful action. Image: Google

The Gboard keyboard’s grammar correction diagnostic is besides seeing a wider rollout, aft antecedently having been exclusive to Pixel phones. Google says the diagnostic works on-device, and joins its existing spell-checking functionality. Gboard is besides being updated with 2,000 further emoji mashups, which harvester 2 existing emoji into stickers that tin beryllium posted crossed a assortment of messaging apps and online services.

The Live Transcribe accessibility app, which is designed to connection speedy and convenient speech-to-text transcription for the hard of hearing, is being updated to enactment offline. Google says this should beryllium adjuvant for conversations that hap anyplace wherever getting a reliable net transportation tin beryllium a problem, similar subways and airplanes. Live Transcribe is disposable crossed each Android phones, and comes pre-installed connected Pixel and Samsung phones.

Live Transcribe’s offline feature. Image: Google

There are a big of smaller upgrades coming too. Google Assistant is getting immoderate parking features that’ll fto you pay, cheque your parking status, and widen your clip utilizing conscionable your voice. It works by integrating with ParkMobile and is available successful implicit 400 US cities. Meanwhile, Android’s Nearby Share diagnostic is being updated to stock files with much than 1 different idiosyncratic astatine a time, and Google TV is getting a caller “Highlights tab” which is designed to connection a provender of amusement quality and reviews based connected movies and shows you follow. Finally, a caller Screen Time widget releasing connected Android is designed to connection an at-a-glance look astatine the apps you’re spending your clip connected during the day.

Google hasn’t provided nonstop merchandise dates for these features. But arsenic with Google’s updates to its Messages app, it seems harmless to presume these volition beryllium rolling retired implicit the coming weeks.

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